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  1. As mentioned.. water was low, and I hit mud at about 4 knots. Any suggestions for re-attaching this? https://photos.app.goo.gl/vJHSdEDBWDXVzJuW2
  2. Come on down! Water is nice, 62 degrees. It was low though.. hard to get the boat out to the deeper parts, so we stayed in the channel the whole time. I will definitely need to put some more holes in the foils so I can sail out without sticking in the mud. I've been hesitant to do so, because.. holes. I'll keep a lookout for nice weather and text you. We can take the boats out to Texas City Dike. Sandy beach and consistent air.
  3. I thought I was kinda rubbing everyone's nose in it.. sorry bout that. kinda Weta, with larger spin and main. She is on the block to be sold because of the light wind performance.. wait..
  4. Thursday is looking good.. 75 and 15 knots steady
  5. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Seabrook Summer Solstice will be in June, I'm guessing the 22nd-23rd.
  6. Not enough wind to do anything really, but she does float. http://youtu.be/muKFupKHuRE
  7. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Sushi, I totally agree. It has been very difficult to get the "hard core" racist in GBCA to understand. We need more socialization to get more racers, not the other way around.
  8. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    https://www.dcyc.org/ Never been.
  9. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Can we get a UFO start too? Sounds like at least three of us are in, but I suspect all five might show up.
  10. Will it be possible to do floating tacks and jibes with the UFO? Or does the deck swept main make that impossible? Watching Bartlet cruise around the course, I noticed that his boom allowed him to sneak under to jibe and shift his weight to the other side. Not much room with the UFO. I haven't seen video proof otherwise, so curious if it can.
  11. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Ortega, some great photos of you in here:
  12. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do an analysis of any kind on your rating, but the boats you picked seem very different (18 seconds). I get it though, there aren't many other boats like yours. Having raced against quite a few variations of boats, I can tell you my opinion. In the light wind, you should be 81 or lower. You are just as fast upwind and can tack faster than the weta. Downwind, you are faster. Agreed, in heavier wind, you would have a disadvantage because of your weight and height.. but that is a light wind machine, since we sail in light wind 90% of the time, it is unfair for your rating to be an "always win" Secondly, I would have suggested coming in with a lower rating rather than a higher. Then, based on results, come up with reasoning to raise your rating. But those are my opinions, and you know what they say about opinions...